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Newman hails ‘key milestone’ as CPO begins for Westfield

Bout time

Inside Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the council’s latest, detail-lite announcement on the £1.4bn Hammersfield scheme

The council has finally started buying up the parcels of land around the Whitgift Centre, to allow work to begin on the £1.4billion Hammersfield redevelopment.

How Croydon town centre might appear, in another five years’ time

It is six years since the vast supermall and flats scheme was announced, and it is three years since a Government-appointed inspector presided over an inquiry to approve the terms of a Compulsory Purchase Order of a vast swathe of property in Croydon town centre.

“This is a big moment for Croydon,” was the deeply perceptive observation of Tony Newman, the leader of the council, who in his usual tautological style called the CPO “a key milestone for this project”.

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